Graigs list is a popular place where you can find freebies, cheap stuff on almost everything you need. From cars to house you name it. And that where I found A1 auto Sales with nice commercials and low cost cars. Better yet, this where my story comes in.
A1 is advertising a 96 Nissan Sentra on Graigs list for $1695. So, I called and inquired about that vehicle and I was told it was sold out.
The sales person was so persistent in his approach. He asked how much I could offer and I said, 2 grant. He asked, if I am military and I said yes, and why? He again stated they offer special military rate. So, that made me wanting to find out their location. I asked him about the rate, and he said he could get a better deal and he will get a car for me with a better deal. I should come and see him. So, I went that morning and met this salesperson I had the conversation with on the phone. [continued below]....
..... His name is Fernando Luna.
When I got down to A1 location on North Nimits Highway, I was directed straight to the where a line of old cars sit. He suggested that I choose from among those cars, the one I like to test drive. I then chose a 98 Nissan Sentra for a test drive. I inquired about the price and finance charge but was unable to get an answer from that sales person. He only mentioned that we would find out when we get to the office and did all the paper works. He had a very smart approach, while in the office and started with signing the deal, got into the insurance part and called them. I was busy with the insurance people when He put a stack of papers to sign. I did not understand what those papers were, but he pointed to the lines where I supposed to sign. This is the part I said he was crafty with.
After the insurance conversation, I asked him about the papers that I already sign on, and he went on and explained their As Is Policy but I already signed on the other documents so I reluctantly finished up all the signing. I got deceived real bad on that purchase. No proper safety inspection and registration was made . When requested about the safety check and inspection documents, they don't have it and told me the safety sticker is still valid, I then told them I understand that the sticker is still good but I need the pink safety copy so I can get a decal for my car. I knew it right away that the 98 Nissan Sentra won't pass the safety inspection due to its front tires and heavy tinted window. I inquired that they took it and get it fixed because that's part of the " As Is" policy. I kept insisting they fix that safety inspection, until they finally did it and get it to a shop for a safety inspection. That same week, the 98 Nissan Sentra I got from A1 is already overheated, I took it back the next day for a trade in but again refused and start with the " As Is " Policy again and not even care to listen to what I said about the problem I had with the car.
They finally agreed to get me a 01 dodge neon. I did not pick it so I asked A1 to replace it with a reliable car because that 01 dodge neon had problems already. But was denied that offer for they said my credit won't qualify me for a better car. I did not have the choice to do my pick on a car I want .
In order to get a trade in with another car, I had to make another deposit of $1000 in cash taken from my bank account. Beside that $1000.00 down payment I had to carry the remaining balance of the 98 Nissan and add it up to the Dodge Neon. What?
I still have the 2001 dodge neon with broken signal light, engine lights already lighted, multiple flaws, and missing equipments for the wheels. They told me in the first place , they would fix up the light for me but I still need to pay thousand bucks to get the engine lights off. A1 had their business logo which said " fix it right the first time" So why are they fixing those problems before they had their " As Is" policy on their contract.
In conclusion I would like to see that this business stop making false advertisement to the general public. The advertisement they posted on graigs list on the 96 Nissan Sentra on April 02, which started everything. I found out later that they are still advertising that 96 Nissan Sentra when they said it's sold out. It was still on Graigs list hawaii until I email them and tell them to stop posting false advertisement in the market. I never see that 96 Nissan Sentra again on market after I email them regarding their false advertisement. I inquired about 96 Nissan on the second of April and the last time it was on the market was the 23th. A1 Auto Sales in hawaii is a business that used their false advertisement to bring people to buy their vehicles with such crafty approach and fraud.